Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said Pakistan was going to revoke the capital punishment for the accused to be extradited from other countries. Pakistan lifted a de-facto ban on capital punishment in December 2014.
New Hampshire, which hasn’t executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor’s veto.
Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, an uneducated heavy-metal devotee, for killing his three daughters in a case of arson. But as numerous investigations and news articles have uncovered, he likely didn’t commit the crime.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
With 25 executions and 42 death sentences expected this year, the use of the death penalty remained near historic lows in 2018, according to a report released today by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).
A British grandmother on death row in Texas has moved closer to a possible execution date after the US Supreme Court rejected her latest appeal. Linda Carty, 60, was sentenced to death in February 2002.
Overruling a Kerr County judge in a decision issued on Wednesday, the state’s highest criminal court rejected an appeal from a death row inmate, Jeff Wood, who was the getaway driver in a botched robbery.
On the surface, Thursday’s decision by the state of Washington’s Supreme Court declaring its death penalty unconstitutional might seem to impact only the folks tucked away in the nation’s northwestern corner.